The Lowepro Event Messenger is smaller than other camera bags, but that is also a benefit. Because of it’s compact size, it is ideal for being discrete and unobtrusive. Nobody will know what you’re holding in here and you won’t be bumping into people with it. But because of it’s compact size, you might need to decide what gear stays home, and what goes with you, so in that respect it is best for quick trips where you won’t need everything. It also looks like a traditional messenger, but falls short in some of the neat features you see in the Timbuk2, but it is also less expensive. This is the best messenger bag for photographers on a budget and good for short shoots.